Gerd Wetzel studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart, the Technical University of Munich, and the Technical University of Berlin. Upon graduation, he assumed senior roles at a number of leading architectural firms, including OMA in Rotterdam, Brisac Gonzalez in London, Massimiliano Fuksas in Rome, MVRDV in Rotterdam, and Herzog & de Meuron in Basel. In 2011, he co-founded Studiozurich in Zurich. In 2014, he established Studiowetzel in Tübingen. In 2018, he co-founded XSXL in Munich, where he was responsible for the architectural and conceptual orientation of the projects. From 2014 to 2020, he served as an associate professor at the Department of Space + Design, Prof. Marc Frohn, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe.
Since March 2021, he has held a teaching position at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the HFT Stuttgart, and since October 2022, he is a professor of architectural design at the IU, IU International University of Applied Sciences, in Stuttgart.


In addition to the combination of practical and academic work, the intensive analysis is the driving force behind our design processes. In order to meet the specific requirements and priorities of a project, a synthesis of extensive research, test series, and simplification is sought. This, coupled with interdisciplinary collaboration and an optimistic approach, forms the basis for innovative and unexpected design solutions.


SINCE 2014
Hanna Bittlingmaier, Elena Ambacher, Carolyne Couston, Jenny Niklasch, Michl Englhardt, Jonas Lauinger, Valerie Kronauer


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